"Morgaŭ paĉjo komprenos, kial ni faris tion."

Translation:Tomorrow dad will understand why we did that.

June 5, 2015

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This sentence is very intriguing... Mi volas scii, kion ili faris!


Grandega malordo en la kuirejo, ĉar ili bakis kukon por lia naskiĝtago.


why not this: Tomorrow Dad will understand why we made that.


faras is a weird one, and it usually depends on context.


Is this a literal tomorrow (tha day after today) or it can be 'tomorrow' as a generic 'in the future'? Sorry for my bad English


It is tomorrow.


We don't know, it might be either


Is "fari" only "to do" or could it be "to make"? I said "made" and got it wrong.


In certain cases, including this one, "fari" can be translated as "make", so you should report if Duolingo said wrong to your answer. In the section numbered "I" of the entry for "fari" on the Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto, all the examples are sentences or expressions for which the verb "fari" should be translated as "make" (for example, "abeloj faras ĉelojn el vakso" translates as "bees make cells from wax"). http://vortaro.net/#fari


Made or did? Is it like six and half a dozen?


"Made" is not accepted yet. As there is no context to guide us, both "made" and "did" should be acceptable, so I reported it.


Your homework, should you choose to accept it, is to find a sentence "in the wild" where "faris tion" has to do with making, and not doing.


I must admit that I failed your challenge. My opinion is that in spite of "did" being the more likely translation, "made" is at the very least possible. However, it's not a strong opinion, and certainly not one about which I would fall out with anybody!


I could be convinced that a contrived context exists where someone would say "Kial vi faris tion" when they want to ask "why did you make that -- but it seems to me that this contrived context is so excedingly rare that it can be safely discounted. (People misspell their own names more often!)

I spent a little bit of time on my own challenge and failed -- that is, I couldn't find any cases where "faris tion" had to do with having made something. Perhaps it would be helpful to think of "fari" as "to do" and sometimes "to make" if the context requires it.

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